Huon Valley News

New Doctor for Medical Centres

Dr Lucy Winterbottom has joined the team at the Dover and Geeveston Medical Centres as a permanent doctor.

Originally from the UK, Lucy completed her medical degree there and worked for a short time before moving to Australia 12 years ago.

She is relocating with her family to Geeveston from South Hobart and is looking forward to achieving a healthier work life balance. Lucy has been working at the Royal Hobart Hospital in the emergency department and has been immersed in completing her Advanced Diploma of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.

“I’m really looking forward to transitioning into rural medicine and providing continuity of care and working in a small community,” Lucy said.

“There is a big occupational dive population in Dover so I’m keen to bring my skills in dive medicine to the community.”

In her spare time Lucy enjoys walking, reading and being in the outdoors. She’s eager to do lots of walking with her 18-month-old daughter Lyra and their Cavoodle named Einstein.

Lucy said she’s happy to be making a positive contribution to rural and remote health care and to be able to offer the community access to a female doctor.

“I’m really looking forward to being part of the team and getting to know the community.”

Huon Valley Council owns and operates the Dover and Geeveston Medical Centres.